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Built in the midst of the Cold War, when many Americans were looking for places to shelter, this Las Vegas fortress of a home is a thing to behold. Constructed for Avon cosmetics executive Girard Henderson in 1978, the mansion spreads across a 15,000-square-foot bunker of steel reinforced concrete. Originally listed in 2014 for $1.7 million, in the wake of the coronavirus,...

One of the greatest hot heads in the history of baseball, Billy Martin, was in the major leagues for 27 years—11 years as a player and 16 as a manager. During that time, he gained a reputation for his on- and off-field antics, a frequent starter of bar fights and a womanizer, until his untimely death, in 1989, at the age of 61. Now you have the unique opportunity...

Real estate business continues! Although the industry landscape has changed dramatically and the way most agents and brokers conduct theirs has been altered dramatically, closings are still happening across the country. One such property is this East Coast gem that recently sold for $17.1 million—the highest Connecticut home sale price of 2020 so far. This waterfront...

In this month's Great Spaces, we take a look at two stunning Southwestern residences, each with its own rich history. Beach Boys' Residence Evokes Private Resort Aesthetic Located just 30 minutes north of San Diego, this 17,515-square-foot mansion is situated on a 3.5-acre plot of land overlooking golf courses, mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Listed for $8,650,000,...

In this month's Great Spaces, we pay tribute to the Empire State and its rich farming history. Character and Privacy in West Nyack Boasting history and rustic touches, this circa-1890 farmhouse, close to New York City, is secluded, back from the road, with beautiful landscaping and outdoor spaces. A barn in the past, the abode blends contemporary finishes seamlessly,...

This month, Great Spaces counts the zeroes, with two dizzyingly high-priced properties on the West Coast. A Luxurious Steal in Santa Monica On a flat lot in Santa Monica, Calif., sits this $20 million-dollar steal, the former home of John Parkinson, the architect behind countless Los Angeles pre-war projects. On a coveted cul-de-sac near the Pacific, the abode...

The vast Georgian Colonial Revival-style home that was once shared by Ronald Reagan and his first wife, actress Jane Wyman, recently sold for $6.7 million. The famous couple married in 1940 and lived together in the Los Angeles property until 1948, when Wyman filed for divorce. Related: Great Spaces: High-Class in the Country The home—designed by architect Paul...

A 9,028-square-foot home designed by the late Phoenix architect Bill Tull has been listed for $2.99 million. The property, lovingly named "Shiloh," was originally built in 1982 and sits in the foothills on the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in Scottsdale, Ariz. Tull, who passed away in 2000, is a well-known artist and architect who made his name in Arizona. He is largely...

Two luxury contemporaries in Los Angeles, Calif., recently closed simultaneously, making the $75 million combined sale (with the buyers represented by Ten X Realty) the largest residential transaction in the U.S. (at press time). The two awe-inspiring homes are located in the Bird Streets neighborhood, a sought-after enclave that promises jaw-dropping views of LA. Related:...

Jennifer Lawrence, A-list actress famous for her roles in "The Hunger Games" and "Silver Linings Playbook," has listed her three-bedroom, four-bathroom Manhattan penthouse for $12 million. Originally listed last July for $15.45 million, the star has subsequently lowered the price of the property twice as she tries to sell in the midst of a downturn in the New York...